Edna Mae Harris .... Elsie Bellwood
Carman Newsome .... Benjamen Hadnot
Robert Earl Jones .... Detective Wenzer
Frances E. Williams .... Elizabeth Landry Green
Cherokee Thornton .... John Landry
Slim Thompson .... Clyde Landry
Henry 'Gang' Gines .... Ned Green
Don Delese .... Farina, a club owner
Charles La Torre .... Garotti, a club owner
George Reynolds .... Lt. Donovan
Robert Paquin .... District Attorney Eckert
Juano Hernandez .... Rev. Bryson
Teddy Hall .... Young Boy
Subject: A Good Try
Subject: It's a looooooong way down!
When you live in a tree
be careful not to fall off the floor laughing,
because cracked ribs and a broken back
is no laughing matter!
Subject: Sign of the times
The plot line and acting are poor as well as the editing technique involved.
The one and only positives in this film and the only reason it received a 2 star rating is the musical numbers and the few dance routine scenes.
I believe that these scenes portrayed the music and culture of the era accurately and were fairly entertaining.
On another note I also believe that the segregational aspect of society was portrayed as well as one could expect.
I wouldn't be suprised whatsoever that this film
was only viewed by black audiences upon release and then only for a short period of time due to it's dull storyline and poor acting.
It seems inintentional but it's way over the top funny.
Subject: Hello? Hello? Hell-o? Hello? Hello? Hello?
Witness: ÃÂShe was my cousin!ÃÂ
Police Chief: ÃÂOh she was your cousin! So you were related!ÃÂ
Also, people have made comments about Earl JonesÃÂ performance. I thought he was so stlilted, just barking out his lines to the point of hilarity!
Much much more to be found in this film: Edna Mae taking a bath apparently with her heels on, her poor attempts at screaming and fainting, her reaction when someone answers the phone, (see the title of my review for an explanation of this), her schitzophrenic bath habits, the laughable continuity, the laughable editing, clubs that have wooden doors and no signage, and a white police chief who say heÃÂs glad a black policeman is helping to solve who killed a black woman because ÃÂbeing a colored man, he might find things our other officers could not!ÃÂ A Hoot!